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City Winery is one of the city’s favored musical venues, but last weekend, it hosted an event of a different sort—a panel discussion featuring a trio of Ph.D.s and music writers exploring the music…
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Best Christmas gift ever.
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Yeah, so far I've been impressed with the whole package.  It comes with all of the parts (in this case, cardboard, balsa and pine), a set of "blueprints" (which are really just instructions printed on a big foldout, but they're very clear and fun to follow), a 16-ish page zine ("Tinker Zine") about this month's subject (in this case, automatons), and extra parts for a secondary project (in this case, stick puppets, which will go over very well in our household, and which seems to always incorporate the box itself).

Last month (our first month) we made a fiber-optic Big Dipper using super thin plastic piping, charcoal-black foam and a fold-up cardboard projector.  It was one of those cool projects that can easily foster insomnia if it were to fall into the wrong hands right around bedtime.

It turns out that Miles loves, loves, loves following instructions to assemble models, which is why I wish Lego were a publicly traded company, and which is why he's really enjoying these Tinker boxes.  Seriously, it's when he's the very most engaged and focused and just plain happy.  I honestly can't think of a more wonderful Christmas gift for him.

I'd love to chat.  Friday night we'll be at a movie until about 8:30 or 9:00 (our school is showing the Minions for the students, and I wonder if they really understand the ramifications that will have on speech patterns for the next month or so); Saturday night we're hosting board game night at our place; Sunday night is Minions rehearsal until 8 p.m..  Those are just the blackout times; any other time should be good, up to and including Friday day, since I'm taking the whole day off.  Also I don't think we have any plans during the day over the rest of the weekend, although we'll probably try to adventure as a family on Sunday.

Amen.
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I'm obsessed with this album.  Bummed that I couldn't see these guys when they played Pickathon yesterday but I didn't want to spring for the hundred clams for the whole festive day.  They say they want to come back to the States next year, though, if you can trust British fuzz-prog-folk hippies.  Anyway, three listens through and it's just getting more and more solid.  Fantastic in 'phones, too.
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I'm a little late to the party, but dig Erica's homemade astronaut costume:  consignment store PJs, white duct tape, a bike light, various tubes from Home Depot, snow boots (he'd better not outgrow them mid-season!!!), a mysterious and cheap video game headset, a box from a remote control car that Miles got for his birthday.  Ground control to Major Miles
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"This creative flow need not be contained by quadruple meter, traditional harmony, conventional composition. Passages don’t need to resolve if the moment has faded and the scene has moved on."
Back in the days when I did kung fu, I would practice my horse stance for hours.  Legs a little more than shoulder width apart, knees bent, pelvis tucked under a bit, feet roughly parallel, spine...
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Attic cleanout soundtrack, day 2:

Brian Eno and Karl Hyde - Someday World
Jack White - Lazaretto
War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream
Knifeworld - The Unravelling (second play)
Phish - 7/27/2014 soundboard, set 2

 
Attic cleanout soundtrack, day 1:
 
Knifeworld - The Unraveling
Steven Wilson - The Raven That Refused to Sing
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Poulenc - Sept Repons de Tenebres
Underworld - Barking
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Hewdy!  You've probably seen this already, but she'll be playing up your way on March 27.  I'm planning on seeing her here in town at the awesome Old Church.
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Oh FFS.  First I discover this fantastic band, then I stumble upon the finest non-press release ever penned.  Almost makes me want to get into the non-press release business.
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whoa, this band is phenomenal, and the album just so happened to start and end perfectly in sync with this evening's commute. 

Of course, Stewart Lee penned a brilliant essay in honor of the band. 

Now I'm watching live clips on YT instead of preparing for morning client meetings. Ah well. 

Thanks you for the intro!
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And knowing nothing is best of all.  Except NSFW.  You probably should know that.
The latest viral comedy smash from Adult Swim has to be seen to be believed, but it's best to let it take you by surprise.
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Yeah, I've been lurking on eBay lately and pounced on a Kaossilator and a Kaoss pad.  Just really, really fun instruments, and the first and second gen can be picked up for really cheap.  We just keep everything set up on the coffee table, and Miles stops by every once in a while to do a five minute sketch.
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Found a true gem.
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